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Seems there are a couple of libraries available for the Haxe/OpenFL/HaxeFlixel platforms that I've found:

 

OpenFL:

https://github.com/loudoweb/SpriterHaxeEngine

 

HaxeFlixel (for latest dev build?):

https://github.com/Beeblerox/SpriterHaxeEngine/

 

HaxePunk:

https://github.com/ibilon/HaxePunk-Spriter

 

NME (OpenFL?):

https://github.com/po8rewq/hxSpriter

 

I'm trying to get the HaxeFlixel one to work but is lacking in noob friendly documentation. If anyone gets it to work, please post how you did so here.

 

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To get SpriterHaxeEngine working with HaxeFlixel, use the following base code to get started:

 

//In PlayState.hx...

 

import spriter.engine.SpriterEngine;
import spriter.library.FlixelLibrary;
import flixel.group.FlxTypedSpriteGroup;
   
class PlayState extends FlxState
{
    //Variable declarations
    private var _spriterGroup:FlxTypedSpriteGroup<FlxSprite>;
    private var _spriterEngine:SpriterEngine;
    private var _spriterLib:FlixelLibrary;
    
    //In create() function
    override public function create():Void
    {
        createSprite();
        add(_spriterGroup);
    }
    
    //Function to create spriter object
    function createSprite() {
        _spriterGroup = new FlxTypedSpriteGroup<FlxSprite>();
        _spriterGroup.antialiasing = true;
        _spriterGroup.pixelPerfectRender = false;    
        
        _spriterLib = new FlixelLibrary(_spriterGroup, "assets/images/sprites/");
        
        _spriterEngine = new SpriterEngine(Assets.getText("assets/data/YourCharacter.scml"), _spriterLib, null);
        _spriterEngine.addEntity("EntityName", 120, 460);
        _spriterEngine.getEntity("EntityName").playAnim("AnimationName");
        
        //update on enter frame
        _spriterEngine.update();
    }
    
    //And in update() function below super.update()...
    override public function update():Void
    {
        super.update();
        _spriterEngine.update();
    }
    
}

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Hi,

 

you should use the first one because I always accept pull request from HaxeFlixel team.

The two last ones are too old, they are lacking features and they are probably buggy.

 

I plan to make my library framework-agnostic so you will be able to run with Flambe as well for example. There is already a fork of my library working with Flambe somewhere but it misses last features and bugfixes.

 

Also you can find samples here.

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Just a quick post to remind that this implementation is complete (include subentities, variables, bones...) and I plan to add some features (mapping with regexp, ...).

Well, almost actually, I didn't make the Sound implementation because I don't think an animation engine should handle sounds, but the variables or tags features should make the trick. :)

I've also made my own atlas exporter for TexturePacker and you can even make a binary of an scml (avoid to parse the xml during runtime).

 

I'm currently improving the library to have better performance.

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